We’ve Updated our Name!

(formerly WAA)


We are excited to announce that we have a new name! A name that more accurately describes our diverse group of professionals! As of June 25, 2015 we are now the

Washington Association of Accounting and Tax Professionals , (WAATP).

We remain your organization.  An organization committed to providing you with quality live and online education.  An organization committed to protecting your right to practice in Washington State. 

Why did we change?

We take pride in our unique value as an association -  we are the only professional Washington State organization of accounting and tax practitioners that welcomes and promotes all industry credential holders and anyone seeking professional development.

And yet at every education seminar we hosted, a comment heard over and over again was:  “I can’t join your association, I’m not an accountant”.  Our very name was proving to be a perceived barrier to joining our group!  With our new name this barrier is lifted.

Is anything changing besides the name?

Nope.  We will continue offering stellar education seminars and online education programs; we will continue to help members obtain credentials or maintain credentials; and we will continue to help members connect, learn, and grow in a welcoming and collaborative environment.

We will transition our brand and increase our marketing efforts in order to promote our new name.  As we anticipate a strong increase in membership over the next several years, we will include a membership campaign which will strengthen our association and provide even greater value!   Our service and commitment to you, remains unchanged. 

Why now?

It has never been more important for accounting and tax professionals to seek out continuing education and help from industry professionals. The scope and complexity of our current tax law is greater than at any other time in our country’s history.  How do we keep up?  And how do we effectively represent our clients and resolve problems when the IRS funding gets cut?  WAATP will helpWe support the current Tax Practitioner Bill of Rights sponsored and advocated by the National Society of Accountants, (our national affiliate).  Now, more than ever, belonging to a group that promotes you and protects your right to practice is imperative. Our name change reflects the wide variety of professionals that need our advocacy.

Grow With Us

The State Board, the State Chapters and the Members of Washington Association of Accounting and Tax Professionals invite you to embrace this change and become a member today!

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Registration for the 2015 Education Season is OPEN!



                                                    Gear Up Business Entities


Auburn, October 26-27, 2015



Gear Up Individual 1040



Everett, November 9-10, 2015


Auburn, Nov 30 and Dec 1, 2015


Spokane, December 7-8, 2015




Gear Up Professional Ethics


Everett, November 9, 2015


Auburn, November 30, 2015


Spokane, December 7, 2015






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Our Value to you:

Washington Association of Accounting & Tax Professionals is the only professional Washington State organization of accounting and tax practitioners that welcomes and promotes all industry credential holders and anyone seeking professional development.


Our Mission

The mission of the Washington Association of Accounting & Tax Professionals is to promote and protect the right of every member to practice accounting and taxation, and secondly, to provide the services and professional education necessary to maintain and improve professional competence. See our core values.



Be a part of an organization that facilitates the education and resources necessary for you to maintain your competency and credentials.

Join WAATP Today!